Hippocampus. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.
Hippocampus. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.

Koh Phi Phi: seahorse, leopard shark and turtle!

  Thailand: Southern Islands - January 2007

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic translation of an article originally written in French. I apologise for any strange sentences and funny mistakes that may have resulted. If you read French, click on the French flag below to access the original, correct text: 


My first dives on Koh Phi Phi far exceeded my expectations. Despite the tourist pressure, the funds are very rich.

Koh Phi Phi underwater

I am spoiled for my first two dives, on so-called "local" sites near Phi Phi Ley, not far from Phi Phi Don (the main island where we sleep). Not less than two "leopard sharks" (zebra sharks), seahorses, which are not easy to find, and a turtle... Without counting the usual local fauna. I slip some pictures, but it is a festival!

Leopard shark or zebra shark. Site of Bida Nay. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.
Leopard shark or zebra shark. Site of Bida Nay. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.

Our dive-master, a young guy named Ryan, reads One hundred years of loneliness by Marquez, in English, on the boat. Obviously more interested in his reading than in diving. Underwater, he certainly did his job correctly, but he was a bit too fast for my taste. Hardly enough time to take pictures! Obviously a bit bored with walking tourists-divers, the boy...

That said, monopolized by my brand new stab and brand new Legend Expander Legend (see page Equipment), I don't make many pictures. But I make up for it on the second one! The proof.

Grouper. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.
Grouper. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.
Hippocampus. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.
Hippocampus. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.

Koh Phi Phi View Point

Then, hardly tired by this double immersion, I start the climb that leads to View Point, the well named. There are now "tsunami evacuation route" signs everywhere along the island's paths.

View Point. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.
View Point. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.

From up there, you have a breathtaking view of the two beaches back to back. Probably the most famous panorama of Phi Phi. As usual, as soon as it is a question of making an effort, even modest, under these latitudes, I am in swimming. Fortunately, the ice cream man is waiting for the tourists at the arrival...

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  Thailand: Southern Islands - January 2007

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  1. This blog idea is really great. I'm really enjoying following your journey. It reminds me of my trip...

    While one feels like a fish in water, the other is spooning a jar of Nutella with her left hand, and writing her article with her right, in an apartment where the temperature is around 10 degrees. The only thing missing are polar bears! It leaves a void in the editorial office when you're away. Only with you can we talk about the "Thai attitude." 😉

    The diving photos are magnificent. The Krabi region attracted me a lot when I was on Asian soil, so I'm counting on you to promote it, in case I get the urge to go there in October 2007! Drink a Chang to my health.

    See you soon, and enjoy the holiday!

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